I only wish I could give this version of "A Christmas Carol" 10 stars!! I am totally addicted to this story read by Tim Curry, and have found myself listening to it at various times of the year just for a "lift".
The narration is superb. I've always been a fan of Tim Curry's (since his Rocky Horror days), and he doesn't disappoint with narration. Each character he reads takes on a personality of it's own, something not many readers can successfully pull off.
This is by far my favorite audiobook of all time. The message is humbling, and the story of redemption truly inspiring. Don't just save it for the holidays, it can be enjoyed the whole year through.
This is a beautiful performance by Tim Curry. I got the book simply because it was Tim Curry and he brought the story to life in a whole new way. I enjoy this around Christmas time, but who couldn't love it any time of year? It's a fabulous story read by a wonderful actor. I highly recommend it.
Everyone knows the story, but not everyone knows Dickens's actual telling of it. It is achingly well written, as humorous and touching and haunting as everything Dickens writes. Tim Curry's read is excellent, as one would expect. There's not much reason to expound--if it's Christmas, listen to this with the family as you visit relatives and see the Christmas lights.
Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan
An excellent nugget of Christmas spirit. This Unabridged performance of Charles Dickens' novel is bound to be a part of my annual Christmas celebration. I teach this novel to 7th graders, and hearing Tim Curry perform Scrooge is a treat. Nicely produced.
Audible offered this recording to members as a Christmas gift in 2009, and I want to say Many Thanks! A very enjoyable preformance of a Christmas Classic.
Charles Dickens and his Xmas Carol. So often on television I thought this book wasn't worth it. So I got it only because it was for free.
But what a beautiful tale it is, for the poetical way it is written. You can feel the harsh and icy scrooge in the beginning and the unaccustomed so awkward happy scrooge in the end through each sentence.
And naturally the delivery of Tim Burton adds a major dimension. Brilliant!